Legal Assistance for Seniors (LAS) is a non-profit agency serving Alameda County residents who are 60 years of age and older. We provide legal advice and information, representation in court and administrative hearings, and community education and training in the following areas: prevention of elder abuse, public benefits, housing, guardianships, naturalization, and health law.
Through our Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP), LAS provides individual counseling and community education to Medicare beneficiaries in the areas of Medicare, supplemental coverage including Medicare Advantage and prescription drug plans, low income assistance programs, and long-term care insurance.
The Community Education (CE) Advocate delivers community education presentations, attends outreach events, and assists the CE Coordinator at LAS. They are active in maintaining and growing our CE program by building and extending community relationships, assisting with development of presentation materials, and coordinating presentation and outreach event details. This position also supports the HICAP and Legal programs. They attend CE Committee meetings and bi-monthly HICAP Counselor meetings. This position reports to the Community Education Coordinator.
Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Promote Legal Assistance for Seniors
- Coordinate and attend community outreach events
- Publicize LAS/HICAP through traditional and social media
- Publicize services to targeted communities throughout Alameda County
- Provide support for the agency’s annual Elder Abuse Prevention Conference
- Provide Community Education Outreach
- Schedule, coordinate, and deliver CE presentations throughout Alameda County
- Maintain relationships with current CE sites, provide outreach to new locations and groups
- Schedule presentations in compliance with both community needs and agency contractual requirements
- Keep the CE databases and accurate and up to date
- Assist with the development and maintenance of presentation outlines and supporting fact sheets and publications
- Support the HICAP and Legal departments
- Maintain proficiency with all community education subject areas
- Assist in the preparation, execution, and follow up for the Annual Conference on Elder Abuse
- Attend legal case review and other trainings as appropriate
- Train for and maintain registration as a HICAP Counselor
- Provide HICAP telephone or in-person counseling as needed
- Provide HICAP Counselors with technical support as needed
- Bilingual in Mandarin or Cantonese highly preferred; bilingual in Spanish, Tagalog, Hindi, Vietnamese, Korean, Farsi, Arabic, or Russian desired
- Valid CA driver’s license, a vehicle, and appropriate insurance
- Experience with public speaking, teaching, or public relations
- Experience with scheduling or coordination of public activities
- Ability to work under fast-paced, occasionally stressful conditions with grace and humor
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Must demonstrate a commitment to serving the historically disenfranchised, interest in senior and health care issues, and sensitivity towards seniors and people with disabilities
- Resourceful in networking, developing and cultivating community contacts
- Computer proficient, including Power Point, Word, Excel and database knowledge
- Self-motivated and able to work independently; detail oriented and organized
- Ability to work as part of a team to support organizational goals
- Thrives in a busy and diverse work environment
Working conditions & physical requirements
- Ability to regularly drive 30 miles a day and occasionally up to 70 miles a day to offsite presentation locations
- Ability to lift 25 lbs
- Occasional work on evenings and weekends
- Ability to sit, use phone and computer systems for long periods of time
- Alternate between sitting and motion tasks frequently
Full time, non-exempt wage of $21.98/hour, 35 hours per week. Generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage; accrue up to 10 days vacation and 2 weeks sick time; enrollment in and employer contributions toward 401k plan after 6 months; pre-tax cafeteria plan (medical, transportation, childcare) after 6 months.
TO APPLY: Please email a cover letter and resume in PDF format to email@example.com with the subject line “CE Advocate.” In your cover letter please address the following:
LAS serves a very diverse population. Our clients include seniors, people with disabilities, low income members of our community, LGBTQ individuals, and people of color. How have your experiences, professional or otherwise, prepared you to contribute to our commitment to cultural humility and equity? Feel free to think broadly about your response to this question.
Legal Assistance for Seniors is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on ancestry, age, color, disability (physical and mental, includes HIV and AIDS), genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition (gender characteristics, cancer or record or history of cancer), military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion (includes religious dress and grooming), sex/gender (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, request for FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act), or any other factor that is not related to the position.